Strategies to prevent unintentional injuries among under 15s: draft guidance consultation

The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to produce public health guidance on the prevention of unintentional injuries among children and young people aged under 15. This guidance focuses on strategies, legislation, regulation, enforcement, surveillance and workforce development.

Registered stakeholders for this guidance are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations via this website.

Individuals and organisations not registered as stakeholders are not able to comment. We recommend that you register as a stakeholder or you contact the registered stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them.

Note that the provisional recommendations presented here do not constitute NICE’s formal guidance on this topic. The recommendations are provisional and may change after consultation.

Consultation dates: 17 May – 15 June 2010

Please provide all responses to this draft guidance using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forwarding this by 5pm on Tuesday 15 June at the very latest to Unintentionalinjurychildren@nice.org.uk

Please note that this guidance was drafted before the new government, so the draft recommendations may need to be redirected once the different responsibilities of government departments are clear.

Consultation documents 

The draft guidance describes the evidence and views that have been considered, and sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed.

Supporting evidence

The evidence used by the Programme Development Group (PDG) in developing the provisional recommendations is listed at the bottom of this page. Please see appendix C (‘The evidence’) of the draft guidance for further details.

Points to consider in the consultation 

  • Points or areas that are not covered, but which appear to fall within the scope of the guidance.
  • Potential inconsistencies or any disagreement with the Programme Development Group’s interpretation of the evidence and its applicability.
  • The practical value of the provisional recommendations.
  • Issues of presentation and style, including how the provisional recommendations have been grouped and ordered.
  • Whether the right organisations and individuals have been identified under ‘Who should take action?’ for each recommendation.
  • Do you think this guidance could be changed to better promote equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status? 

How to submit your comments

Please provide all responses to this draft guidance using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forwarding this by 5pm on Tuesday 15 June at the very latest to Unintentionalinjurychildren@nice.org.uk

NICE is unable to accept:

  • Comments from non-registered organisations – if you wish your comments to be considered please register via the NICE website
  • Comments from individuals – please contact the registered stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them
  • Comments received after the consultation deadline (5pm on 15 June)
  • Comments that are not on the correct proforma
  • More than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public
  • Personal information about yourself or another person from which your or the person’s identity could be ascertained.
  • Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.

What will happen to your comments

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the project team and posted on the NICE website after the final guidance is published.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.

PLEASE NOTE: NICE reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of NICE, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.

Supporting evidence

The following evidence was used by the Programme Development Group (PDG) in developing the provisional recommendations. Please see appendix C (‘The Evidence’) of the draft guidance for further details.

Evidence reviews

Economic analysis

The reviews and economic modelling were conducted by the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

Expert papers

We are grateful to all the experts who very kindly gave up their time to prepare a paper and present to the PDG.

This page was last updated: 01 April 2011

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